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May 8, 2017, 9:15 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon will unveil Echo speaker with 7" touch screen that has video calling feature, expected to be announced as soon as Tuesday, ship as soon as June  —  Amazon is due to unveil a new Echo speaker with a screen that will incorporate video calling capabilities, according to people familiar with the matter.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
eMarketer forecast: Amazon to control 71% of voice-controlled speaker market in US this year, ahead of Google Home's 24%  —  Amazon is dominating the voice-controlled speaker market, according to a new forecast from eMarketer out this morning.  The maker of the Echo-branded speakers …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
A look at the UI for Google's “Fuchsia” smartphone OS, written with cross-platform Flutter SDK, as the over-arching purpose of the project remains unclear  —  Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.  —  Google, never one to compete in a market with a single product …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Urban transport app Citymapper trials its own smart bus and transport service in London, with “popup” routes using its own branded buses  —  Popular city transport app Citymapper has revealed an ambitious plan to reinvent the humble bus, creating vehicles fit for the smart city era.
Sam Gustin / Motherboard:
John Oliver urges internet users to defend net neutrality again  —  HBO comedian John Oliver is a strong supporter of net neutrality, the principle that all internet content should be treated equally.  He made that clear in 2014 when he urged viewers to flood the Federal Communications Commission's website …
Marcus Ash / Windows Blog:
Harman Kardon unveils Invoke, a Cortana-enabled speaker with 360-degree sound and Skype integration  —  The Harman Kardon Invoke speaker combines the rich, captivating sound that Harman Kardon is known for with your personal digital assistant, Cortana, in an innovative and beautifully designed speaker for the home.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
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